News

Dean Dorton launches Women’s Initiative Committee

Recognizing the importance of recruiting, developing and retaining talented women in the accounting, business consulting and technology industries, Dean Dorton, launched an internal Women’s Initiative Committee last fall. During its initial year the Committee has made significant impacts across the firm. The Women’s Initiative Committee’s mission is to promote a firm culture that provides women

Evolent Health Expands Partnership with Passport Health Plan

Passport Health Plan and Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation’s leading providers and payers, today announced that Evolent has entered into a definitive agreement to partner with the current sponsors of Passport in continuing to serve the Kentucky Medicaid market. The current sponsors, which include The University of

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys

Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2017.  The new Members (Partners) include: Amy Baker – Atlanta office – Real Estate & Banking Service Group Baker’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions and secured lending.  Her practice includes the representation of national,

Profiles

Meet Colleen Swartz, DNP, VP for Hospital Operations at UK HealthCare

Brarudi Medical: What trends are you seeing in healthcare, as it relates to finance, costs and revenue? Colleen Swarts: The most significant emerging trend is the nationwide shift to a value proposition for every aspect of care. No longer will be we reimbursed and evaluated by looking at volumes, but instead on our ability to

Commentary

Kentuckians need relief from Rx greed

By Charlotte Whittaker For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. In Kentucky, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2019 and 2017, while the annual income for Kentuckians increased only by 3.6 percent. Prescription drugs don’t work if patients can’t afford them. The Senate needs

Last Month

Bluegrass.org re-brands to New Vista

On July 1 of 2019, Bluegrass.org, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, changed its name to New Vista. This was bigger news than it may have seemed at first blush. Since 1966, the organization has been providing mental health, substance use services and intellectual and developmental disability services in Central Kentucky. And it is a large operation.

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